30 July—31 July 2016

Train rides

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Dates for 2016

  • Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 July
  • Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 August
  • Saturday 27 – Monday 29 August
  • Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 September
  • Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 September
  • Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 October
  • Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 October
  • Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 October

Bristol Harbour Railway was built by the Great Western Railway in the 1870s and extended in the 1900s. After a century as a goods railway, it was handed over to the museum and has run as a heritage railway ever since. It runs between M Shed and the ss Great Britain on the dockside and from M Shed to Ashton Bridge along the New Cut, giving a choice of scenery on alternate routes.

Our two Bristol-built steam locomotives, Henbury and Portbury, served their working lives on the docks railway system at Avonmouth. The wagons are types once commonly seen on the docks at Avonmouth and here in the old City Docks.

Read more about Henbury and Portbury over on the Working Exhibits section.


More rides on the Working Exhibits